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PORTFOLIO REVIEW- Layachi Ihnen (Layachi Hamidouche)

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I was very happy to see an artist requesting a review from me within an hour of me posting about being up for it upon request. And indeed a great surprise- a wonderful body of work out of which I pointed out 6 of my favorites. We communicated the best we could considering I don’t speak French. But the points came across. I am thrilled to have had the first call-in review to be an extraordinary experience, though reviewing was completely transformed into ‘reading’ and ‘experiencing’ than anything else. The ones I pointed out simply ‘spoke’ to me. I did not care too much for the rest, nevertheless- it’s a must see exhibit of a great volume by a mature and skilled artist. Enjoy!

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Cienega Soon

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View the show here! (If you haven’t joined Second Life yet, you are missing out, btw.)

Cienega Soon

“Cienega has taken in the beauty of SL and all its talented artists
by taking Second Life Snapshots, but she calls them her SL photo Artistry.
Not having a background in doing post work with a computer program made it difficult to enjoy photo taking in SL as the screen snapshots are basically flat. Depth and layers were missing. Acquiring her first Photoshop program in August of this year she stumbled along experimenting with all its hidden tools. “Accidents are great when you do something exciting to a shot with a new found filter or mix of layers, but not remembering what you did to be able to do it again is very frustrating.” She says. But practice has produced other things and the accidents will happen again for sure. Cienega has her own small Castle Valeriya Artist Gallery with her second story gallery unadvertised. Although seen and received with interest, which brought her to her first showing out side her own gallery. She has just concluded her first invited month long showing at Fantazy Images.
Cienega is also a Music Journalist for The Looking Glass, A new weekly Lifestyle Magazine in SL”

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December 13, 2007 at 4:29 am